Moonta Events

Santa’s Cave
Santa's cave is housed in the Moonta Town Hall. It is open daily between Monday December 16th and Monday December 23rd. Please note that Santa's Cave will not be open on  Sunday December 22nd Photographs taken with Santa are available either on a USB stick or sent to you by email        
2019 Christmas Market
December 15th will see the annual Christmas Market stalls set up in Queen Square, Moonta, adjacent to the Town Hall. The market features a wide range of stalls selling a variety of goods - homewares, confectionery, pet products, cosmetics, fashion accessories, stocking fillers and much more. Children's entertainment is provided and there is something for every member of the family to enjoy. Come and join us at the Moonta Christmas Market, organised by the Moonta Progress Association Inc.
Christmas Pageant, Christmas Market and Carols in the square
Moonta's annual Christmas festivities include a pageant, market stalls in  Queen Square and an evening carol concert at the same venue
2019 SALA Exhibition Opening

Moonta Gallery Of The Arts

Corner George and Henry Streets Moonta

Open Daily 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Combined 10th anniversary celebration and SALA exhibition opening

Friday 2nd August 2019

6 p.m.


Exhibition runs from August 2nd to September 30th

Walk in the Park
Enjoy a stroll with the Friends of Victoria park thru the park on Sunday morning from 9:30 - 10:30. If you wish you can also join them for a cuppa after the walk.
Moonta Masterplan Open Day
Come and have your say about how you'd like the CBD part of the town to develop. The key areas for comment include: - Foodland Entry Options - Ellen Street Carpark - Crossing Options - Town Entrance The Open Day is on Saturday 1st from 11am - 2pm Check Moonta Progress facebook page, or website, for more info.
Art Exhibition
View a selection of winners of previous Kernewek Lowender Art Prizes.   The gallery is open every day from 11:00 am til 3:00 pm.   You'll find the gallery at the Town Hall, on the corner of    
Moonta Progress Association General Meeting
Progress holds general meetings every three months on the 2nd Wednesday starting at 7:30pm. Meetings are held in the supper rooms at the Town Hall. All members of the community are invited to come along and share their ideas for helping Moonta continue to progress.  
Country Markets
  The Moonta Country Markets, a Moonta National Trust event, will be held in Queen Square on the Sunday  of the March long weekend from 9am to 2pm. Stalls feature;  crafts,   toys,   collectables,    jewellery,    books,    produce,    bric-a-brac,    food  and   drinks
Show ‘n’ Shine
The Show 'n' Shine will be held at Moonta Oval on Milne Tce on Saturday 10th March from 9am -3pm. Prizes for vehicles under a wide range of categories. Down load the entry form by clicking 'More Information PDF' below, and return the completed form either by email or the post, along with entry fee by March 1st 2019. The event is organised by Moonta and District Progress Association
Moonta Gallery of the Arts – Embroidery
This exhibition will display a collection of works by members of the Copper Triangle Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild.
Moonta Gallery – December Exhibition
Light and Fields Australian landscapes in paintings and photographs by Ian and Evan Burman. The gallery is open from 11am til 3pm every day... except Christmas Day.
Christmas Lights Tour
The National Trust Moonta Branch is running the fabulous Moonta Christmas Lights Road Tram Tours 2018! This year we are running our Christmas Lights tours 11th to 24th December inclusive. Tours leave nightly at 9pm from the Visitor Information Centre, Moonta Railway Station and run for a little over 1 hour. Prices:​ $5.00 per person (Adult/Child)​ Children $0 if sitting on your lap. Bookings opened at 9am on Thursday 1st November and can be made in person or by phone at the Information Centre but must be paid for at the time to secure your booking. Seats are limited.
Ph: (08) 8825 1891 Looking forward to a Merry Christmas.
Santa’s Trail
Start at Bank SA, collect a bag, and follow the trail and collect some treasure. Gold coin donation. Possibly finish at Santa's Cave for a chat.  
Santa’s Cave
Talk to  Father Christmas among all his Christmas preparations at his cave (the supper rooms of the Town Hall , Henry Street entry) Photos can be taken and bought for a fee. 10:00 am -12 noon Monday 17th until Monday 24th - closed Sunday 23rd.  
Christmas Markets
Begin a pleasant Sunday afternoon with a browse at the Christmas Markets. December 16th Variety stalls, including Christmas crafts. Plenty to eat and drink. Sausage sizzle or chicken wraps to buy for tea. Free face painting and jumping castle. Stall holder enquiries: The pageant will begin at 5:30. Magic Show 6:30 Carols by Candlelight 7:30
Moonta Christmas Pageant
Time: 5:30pm Location: George St Moonta and around Queen Square Markets will be in Queen Square from 3pm - 7pm. The pageant will begin at 5:30pm, and will travel along Blanche Tce and George St finishing at the end of Queen Square.  Lots of music, floats and Christmas fun. Magic Show at 6:30 pm Carols by Candlelight at 7:30pm. Bring a seat to watch the pageant , have some tea, and sit comfortably to enjoy a pleasant evening.
Walk in the Park
It's a busy day on Sunday 16th. Hopefully you'll have time for a quiet stroll.  
MDPA General Meeting
Moonta District Progress Association General Meeting will be held in the Town Hall Supper Room on Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Ros Talbot, the newly elected mayor, will be among the guests. A Christmas supper will follow the meeting.
Walk in the Park 11
This relaxed Sunday morning is held each month and gives us all the chance to stroll through the park. We can enjoy the peaceful surroundings, and each others' appreciation of th epatch of scrub. We'll follow up with a cuppa, for anyone who wants to come along.  
Moonta Remembers

Moonta will celebrate the centenary of the World War 1 armistice by holding a memorial service, a community parade and a festival in Queen Square.

The parade will be anything circa 1918 including military, bands and just fun.

Make use of your Kernerwek Lowender costumes when you come along.

Moonta held a similar parade in 1915 to raise money for the war effort and this event is in part a re-enactment of that parade.

The event is being hosted by Moonta RSL Sub-branch and Moonta & District Progress Assoc.


Heritage Service Under the Stars
Held at the Moonta Mines School, there will be entertainment, train rides, food and drinks from 6pm. The Sweet Shop will also be open. The Heritage Service will include bands and music  from 8pm -10pm. For more info ring Rosemary Appleton 0408792216 or Naomi 0419852447
Walk in the Park
Enjoy a relaxed walk in our 'bit of scrub'. Meet on Milne Tce at the Henry St entry at 10 am. Check out some of the different paths, or walk the paths well trod.  Finish up with a coffee at one of the cafes, if you wish.
Art Exhibition
The October exhibition at the Moonta Gallery of the Arts features  photographs and paintings of Bob Landt. See poster for details